Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 09:13 UTC
Mac OS X After the news that the new MacBook Airs do not ship with Flash pre-installed (which is news considering Flash has been part of Mac OS X for a very long time), we now have news that Apple is also taking what appears to be the first steps towards removing Apple's own Java runtime from Mac OS X.
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Apple produce their own Proprietary implementation of the JVM
Microsoft used to, discontinued
IBM used to, discontinued

Oracle still do.. OJVM (also known as "JServer") - cant see it lating long!!

IBM still has 2 JVM implementations - J9 and RT.
Oracle has JDK6(for now), JRockit and RT Java.
There are other JVM's out there...

Why should apple go through the expense to maintain this JVM in house?

Answer is simple - they have failed at it and they shouldn't.

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